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Desktop fails to load after log in

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dfeeds, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. Dfeeds

    Dfeeds Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2009
    I have a very odd problem at the moment. As of recently my desktop fails to load anything except the wallpaper on any user.

    I've recently acquired a Trojan.Vundo.H and have been attempting to get rid of it. I found it with Malwarebytes anti Mal-ware. I've attempted numerous times at deleting the files in both safe mode and regular mode, but the virus still comes back.

    I then attempted to locate the files manually. There was a single .dll file and then three registry entries (I would post then but I'm in the middle of a full scan on my computer that is infect so I shall do so when that is finished). In either mode and using cmd all were unable to be deleted. I then ran a virus scan using Avira and it found the .dll file but was unable to delete it. After a system restart I went to check to see if the file was still there and it was. However to my surprise, Avira detected the infected .dll file and was able to remove it. I then rebooted my machine and noticed the .dll was gone but that still left the three registry entries. I began to scan with Malwarebytes anti Mal-ware and it said the .dll was still there, although after manually looking for the file I could not locate it.

    So then I began to attempt to delete the three registry entries. I tried going in safe mode, editing the permissions, anything I could find online to do, but nothing worked. I then backed up the registry and set a system restore and then ran ccleaner.

    After the restart is when my problem started. I had to boot in safe mode and attempted to restore the registry but with no satisfaction. I then restored my computer to the restore point but that had no affect either. So then I attempted to restore to an even previous point but that also failed.

    Now getting desperate, I booted up in normal mode to see if I could just mess around to get anything to show. I tried to the little trick to close explorer.exe and then run it again but that didn't work. So then I found something I could download that might work and tried to get on the internet. I then went to select a path for the download and my whole PC froze up, after several minutes my desktop was magically restored. However the load times were annoyingly slow, and after a while it would disappear again.

    At this point I'm completely lost as to what could be the problem. I am hoping that the full scan will detect something and the problem will be fixed but I have a feeling it won't.

    I also apologize for the very long post but I am in dire need of assistance and would figure the more information I provide, the better off I'll be.

    I'm also operating on a 3.2 ghz processor with XP Home Edition.
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